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Monday, February 6, 2012
Punching publicist Kevin Rooney Jr. gets W

By Michael Woods

Our favorite boxer-publicist, Kevin Rooney Jr., upped his record as a pro to 3-1, as the 27 year-old son of noted trainer Kevin Rooney scored a UD4 over Stanley Harvey (now 1-1) on Saturday night at the Times Union center in Albany.

We asked the junior middleweight, who in his 9-to-5 guise does publicity work for promoter Lou DiBella, to assess his showing.

"I was happy with my performance," he said.  "I got some needed rounds in and the kid came to fight and came to win.  He was tough! Took some bombs.  I was able to work on a lot of things, and showed improvement in my defense and my movement.  He was bruised and bloody but never gave up.  Everyone was happy with the outcome.  I'm back in action March 17th at MSG."

Here is some video from the bout.

Sergio Martinez-Matthew Macklin headlines the Theater on that night.

Props to Rooney, who like so many pros does a day job, and then still finds the time and energy to get his training in.

Here is a video with some clips from the fight.

http://blog.timesunion.com/sports/video-undercard-from-boxing-night-at-times-union/111/